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02-07-11, 05:47 AM
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Posted By hbrogan57

Anyone know of any in the Hampton Roads, Virginia...

Anyone know of any in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area????
Forum: Commuting
11-08-10, 04:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By hbrogan57

Considering this one.....

I am considering this as a commuter. Should I go with it or stick with "fat tire"????

http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/road/1_series/12/
11-28-08, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,253
Posted By hbrogan57

I know a few folks that have made purchases from...

I know a few folks that have made purchases from this company. No problems and shipping for custom items was relatively quick too.
11-28-08, 02:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,389
Posted By hbrogan57

Hope that they are good. I am going to wait for...

Hope that they are good. I am going to wait for your quality control report before I order a couple. Post about the shipping time as well!!!!
11-23-08, 06:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,106
Posted By hbrogan57

* * WHEW * * And I thought it was MY fault...

* * WHEW * *

And I thought it was MY fault for moving from Nebraska to Virginia!!!!! STILL quite chilly here and haven't been able to get out all that much. This week is SUPPOSED to be better ...
11-23-08, 02:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By hbrogan57

Agreed....

I agree with you on that fact. But, in most cases, these are areas where the rails and most of the supporting ballast has already been removed. These are dead lines that haven't been in use for any...
11-22-08, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By hbrogan57

Rails To Trails

Saw this on another forum and thought I would pass it around. Check it out and sign the petition if you like.....

http://support.railstotrails.org/sit...Recovery_to_BP
Forum: Recumbent
11-22-08, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 918
Posted By hbrogan57

Rails To Trails.....

Saw this on another forum and thought I would pass it around. Check it out and sign the petition if you like.....

http://support.railstotrails.org/sit...Recovery_to_BP
11-21-08, 06:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,106
Posted By hbrogan57

temps below normal here in Norfolk, Virginia too....

temps below normal here in Norfolk, Virginia too. Had some flurries today but nothing sticking to the ground....yet.

Supposed to be warmer by the first of the week. Back into the fifties...
11-19-08, 07:50 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,447
Posted By hbrogan57

Just a couple.....

Here's a couple from my touring around here in Virginia. Just got the Tomahawk recently but I am really impressed with it.

http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq216/tomahawkrider/MISC/DSC06970.jpg...
11-12-08, 06:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,199
Posted By hbrogan57

I wasn't on board her until the seventies. ...

I wasn't on board her until the seventies. However, the movie you are talking is used to THIS day as a sandard training film. I have seen it on numerous occasions and even on a Discovery channel...
11-12-08, 06:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,199
Posted By hbrogan57

U.S.S. Forrestal CV 59 Need I say more????

U.S.S. Forrestal CV 59

Need I say more????
Forum: Recumbent
11-04-08, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,434
Posted By hbrogan57

I live in Norfolk, Virginia....before that I was...

I live in Norfolk, Virginia....before that I was in Nebraska. Have always used a cable lock on mine. It's easy to carry and you can get the length that you need. Recumbents "stand out" so much...
Forum: Recumbent
11-03-08, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By hbrogan57

well....

those are just standard car flags attached to...believe it or not...a fishing pole!!!!!
Forum: Recumbent
10-22-08, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,108
Posted By hbrogan57

I have noticed that as well. WHen I have been...

I have noticed that as well. WHen I have been out those on "competition" bikes seem to have the "attitude". And myself, much like you, could give a RATS A** about it. I'll just remember that...
Forum: Recumbent
10-22-08, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By hbrogan57

No lemon drops. Just grinned all day long. Even...

No lemon drops. Just grinned all day long. Even while the folks at work were drooling......hehehe

Here's a couple of shots AFTER the ride today!!!!! About 20 miles round trip.....including that...
Forum: Recumbent
10-22-08, 02:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By hbrogan57

First ride out of the chute is going to be my...

First ride out of the chute is going to be my commute to work today. Only seven miles so it shouldn't ba all THAT bad. Actually I am REALLY looking forward to getting on and riding. Maybe that's...
Forum: Recumbent
10-21-08, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By hbrogan57

At Last....The New Ride Arrived!!!!!

Well...the new Tomahawk FINALLY arrived. Took me about two hours to get it together. But I am still tinkering with it to get it "dialed in" for my personal tastes.

But I have to tell you....so...
Forum: Recumbent
10-21-08, 06:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,112
Posted By hbrogan57

I am getting my Sun Tomahawk delivered today...

I am getting my Sun Tomahawk delivered today through UPS. Have to put the thing together myself. Needless to say I am like a kid-at-Christmas with the anticipation of waiting!!!!!!

I have ridden...
10-21-08, 06:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 950
Posted By hbrogan57

Well..........

Being a former smoker myself. I try and not condemn people for smoking. I simply try to find places that are well ventilated. And there ARE smoke-free casinos out there if gambling is your...
Forum: Recumbent
10-20-08, 04:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,638
Posted By hbrogan57

I would rather RIDE thand just STAND. Those...

I would rather RIDE thand just STAND. Those Segways' are god for some applications, but for the average person I don't see them being of much good. Too friggin' expensive for starters. Then there...
Forum: Recumbent
10-20-08, 04:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,112
Posted By hbrogan57

a cruiser AND a recumbent???? Once you get the...

a cruiser AND a recumbent???? Once you get the feel of the recumbent I forsee a LOT of garage time for the cruiser.

I had a Sun Tadpole that, unfortunately, I had to sell due to financial...
10-20-08, 03:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,247
Posted By hbrogan57

I have tried, and failed, with the "rear rack is...

I have tried, and failed, with the "rear rack is a fender". Just doesn't seem to work all that great. STILL end up with the much dreaded "Skunk Streak". I'll opt for a decent set of Freddys' and...
10-20-08, 03:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,028
Posted By hbrogan57

Making Sure........

Make darn sure that you are keeping both your head AND feet warm. Or at least try to anyway. I have been out when it's been 16 below zero and actually have cracked a sweat. Here's a photo....
...
Forum: Recumbent
04-18-08, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 817
Posted By hbrogan57

Yep. That's normal. I changed my brakes to the...

Yep. That's normal. I changed my brakes to the Avid Juicy 7 hydraulics. Seems to work better as they don't pull the rotor. Here's a shot of my Sun Tadpole....

"THE RIG"...
Forum: Recumbent
04-13-08, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By hbrogan57

Darn good choice!!!! They do look a little like...

Darn good choice!!!! They do look a little like that. In regular light they look like a Diamondback Rattlesnake.
Forum: Recumbent
04-11-08, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By hbrogan57

Here's some photos with all the tires mounted. I...

Here's some photos with all the tires mounted. I KNEW they would all get here just as the weather here got really crappy!!!!!

TRIKE WITH TIRES ONE...
Forum: Recumbent
04-10-08, 04:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By hbrogan57

New Rubber

I received a set of SweetSkinz tires. I was only able to mount one though as I am awaiting the third tire. One of these was not reflective and I had to reorder. In the mean time I am posting a...
Forum: Recumbent
04-09-08, 06:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 630
Posted By hbrogan57

New Tires....

O.K....so I ordered these new tires for the trike. They are SweetSkinz http://www.sweetskinztires.com/sweetskinztires/

The order was received but one of the tires did not have the reflective...
04-09-08, 04:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,383
Posted By hbrogan57

Rarely.....

When I lived in Old Town Alexandria I rarely, if ever, drove into DC. Too much of a pain in the butt to find parking. I found that the Metro was the way to go. I did spend a lot of time on the...
Forum: Recumbent
04-03-08, 06:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By hbrogan57

Nope. No studs on these tires. I simply change...

Nope. No studs on these tires. I simply change from the thin tread to knobby ones for the winter. Gets me around just fine. Even on the ice.
Forum: Recumbent
04-03-08, 02:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By hbrogan57

I ride year 'round. I usually just "layer-up"...

I ride year 'round. I usually just "layer-up" and, sometimes, find myself peeling off layers even in sub-zero weather. I don't wear anything special. By that I mean I don't spend hundreds on soe...
Forum: Recumbent
03-26-08, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,010
Posted By hbrogan57

yes it is a bit on the long side. making it a...

yes it is a bit on the long side. making it a bit shorter is on the list of things to do. I just put them on and am still tweaking them.
Forum: Recumbent
03-26-08, 02:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,010
Posted By hbrogan57

Hydraulic Brakes on a Tadpole......

I installed Avid Juicy 7 hydraulic brakes on my Sun Tadpole ((The Rig)) and, so far, I have been extremely impressed!!!!

I did extensive research and found that these seemed to have the...
03-17-08, 03:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,512
Posted By hbrogan57

I have been riding for many years now in the...

I have been riding for many years now in the winter. And what is said is more than correct. The time to START riding in the winter is actually as early as possible. Of course there are those times...
03-06-08, 06:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,512
Posted By hbrogan57

Here are a couple of shots that I took when the...

Here are a couple of shots that I took when the air temp was 16 below zero. Windchill was around 35-40 below zero. I stay quite comfortable with what I am wearing in the photo. I am NOT knocking...
03-05-08, 01:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,512
Posted By hbrogan57

Awfully expensive way to go. I have been riding...

Awfully expensive way to go. I have been riding in the winter for many years and, I must say, I have never gone to THAT expense. I use standard mountain bike tires and deflate them a bit for...
03-03-08, 03:40 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 228,379
Posted By hbrogan57

Well............

I have been car free for the better part of 15 years now. I work doing network computer installations and getting my own contracts. When I am on a contract, the company usually provides some form...
02-28-08, 11:51 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 80,029
Posted By hbrogan57

Sun Tadpole

Sun Tadpole
Forum: Recumbent
02-28-08, 11:50 AM
Replies: 978
Views: 348,773
Posted By hbrogan57

My Sun Tadpole......

Or as it's known around these parts.... ""The Rig""

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh160/1957trike/The%20Rig/TheRigMeAtAPark-11252007-05-1209200.jpg
...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-08, 03:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By hbrogan57

Web Site for Fenders.....

Here are a couple of web sites to check out for your Trike. I have SUN Tadpole that I ride daily and I have fenders on it. Mirrors are definitely a HUGE plus. I use only one on the left side so I...
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